Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2022 6:26 am


Original Member
Last Online: November 30, 2022
Birthday: May 23, 1970
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi there! I'm Michelle, mom of 3 adult kids, married since 1989 and I'm a grandma!

I love travel, writing, reading, comedy, movies, true crime, history, genealogy, yoga, I'm a little bit witchy and I love anything to do with France.

I'm a pretty laidback person - well, I'm insanely anxious but I'm not a hardass, if that makes sense. I take my swapping seriously, but not so seriously that it makes anyone miserable. I'm deathly allergic to drama - frankly, I'm just too old for it. I try to just abide, but inequality will get me fired up every time. Don't have time or patience for hate or bigotry or homophobia.

If you're into that sort of thing, I'm an INFJ, Gemini sun sign, Capricorn moon sign and Libra rising sign. Oh and I'm a #2 on the enneagram.

Favorite Music

  • Prince (all-time favorite)
  • Lady Gaga
  • SZA
  • H.E.R.
  • George Michael
  • Sheryl Crow
  • Queen
  • Ariana Grande
  • Jhene Aiko
  • Kehlani
  • Doja Cat

Favorite Movies

  • Gone with the Wind
  • Purple Rain
  • Braveheart
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Fight Club
  • Chocolat
  • Amelie
  • Grease
  • Dirty Dancing
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Brave
  • Black Panther
  • Birds of Prey
  • Also, love most of the Disney & Pixar animated films & I love scary movies, true crime and documentaries!

Favorite Television

  • Outlander (my latest obsession!)
  • Laverne & Shirley
  • American Horror Story
  • Hannibal
  • It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
  • Penny Dreadful
  • Lots of British crime dramas
  • Harlots
  • The Tudors

Favorite Crafts

  • SmashBooks (OMG - love these!!! Why did they go away?)
  • Postcards
  • Journaling (especially Smash journals and junk journals)
  • Collage
  • Mail Art
  • Pocket Scrapbooking (like Project Life)

Favorite Books

I'm a bookworm and I always have been, so my list of favorites would be a mile long, but here are my favorite authors and genres!

My favorite authors are Anne Rice, Stephen King, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, Alice Hoffman, Elizabeth Berg, Gillian Flynn, John Green, Anais Nin, Dorothy Parker and Tom Hodgkinson. I love chick lit (esp. Brit chick lit), thrillers, non-fiction, true crime, horror, and literature.

Stuff I love

  • U.S. Wheat Pennies (if you collect them, let me know and we can trade!)
  • Planner stickers & goodies
  • Unused postcards
  • Used postage stamps
  • Anything Paris or France
  • Anything rainbow, glitter or sparkly
  • Smashbook goodies
  • Foreign ephemera
  • Vintage ephemera
  • Buddhism
  • Paganism or Wicca
  • Books, libraries, etc.
  • Vintage campers
  • Pugs
  • Kawaii (especially stationery & stickers)
  • Enamel pins


If, for some reason, you do not receive something from me and I am one of your swap partners, PLEASE be sure to contact me and let me know. I have NEVER flaked on a swap in my life and I don't intend to start anytime soon. But if you don't get something from me, let me know and I'll resend right away. Thank you :)

I am a really tolerant, easygoing person, but communication is very important. If something crazy happens, let me know and we can work something out. If I don't hear from you, I have no choice but to assume you're flaking. I don't post flakers on my profile because I prefer to handle things privately.

I'm a firm believer in everyone's right to believe as they wish, however, I don't have any wish to discuss politics or religion. I appreciate religious art and imagery and I'm interested in the study of different belief systems, but I don't need to be converted to anything. Thank you for respecting that. :)


Comment: I absolutely love the adorable mini journal you made for me!!! It is so cute and very thoughtfully done - thank you!!
vlhafer54 rated for MJS: Halloween Greeting Card Swap on Oct 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great Hocus Pocus card and the extras - Happy Halloween!
Comment: Great variety of stuff-really like the assortment and the Disney envelope you made to send it in. Thanks for sharing your stash with me! Happy Fall! Take care and stay safe!
Comment: Thanks for fabulous magpie journal and extras..Love it!!
Comment: Thank you so much dear Michelle!!! I love all these paper love to use in my journals!! I hope March is good to you!!! {big hug} ✨❤️
satinification rated for R&W Creative writing #3 on Feb 26, 2022
Comment: Never received but I'm sure it's because of the mail distruptions so I decided to rate you anyway. Hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Comment: Thank you for the card and heart goodies! :D
Comment: The mindhunter criminology book sounds really interesting. I am also new to animal crossing, so that I may look for too. Thanks for the goodies!
Sequoia183 rated for MJS: Final 2021 Magpie Journal on Feb 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you!
rainydayangie rated for LLU: 2022 Set A Book Free #1 on Feb 7, 2022
Comment: Such a fun swap!
fishsteak rated for LLU: 2021 My Year in Books on Feb 4, 2022
Comment: I liked hearing about your reading for last year. 77 (or more) is a lot! I’m excited to check out your recommendations as well as the books you thought were overhyped. I also can’t get into audiobooks for the same reasons you have. Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thanks for the envelope!
CraftyShana76 rated for FLL: Introduction on Feb 2, 2022
Comment: TYSVM for your letter. Is it ok if I write you back???
Lorabora rated for PH: Postcard Poker #9 on Jan 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcards! Great choices!
monsbrick rated for R&W: New Year letter swap on Jan 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the letter!
ch23 rated for PH: List 5 Series - Christmas Gifts #2 on Jan 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Disney Ariel card. What awesome presents you received. The CAM membership would be pretty cool. And how nice to have a mug made special for you. Have a great day.
Comment: Love it!!!! Thank you a lot for another fun envelope ❤️ I looove the variety! The filled library card is just perfect!! Always lovely to swap with you ✨🙂
Comment: Thank you dear Michelle for this lovely red envelope and for joining this Advent-series!!! I hope your year started lovely and everything is fine !! {hug} & until next time :) ✨
IntaglioDragon rated for BS&S ~ Scattegories G on Jan 21, 2022
Comment: A great selection of words. And you even got a postcard from a G location!
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and sharing your list of books with me.

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BusyB on Aug 9, 2022:

Hi Michelle, Are you receiving my pms? I'd love to rejoin your Magpie Journal Swappers group now that you're back and I'm feeling better after a hiatus Look forward to hearing from you!

weatherwax on Nov 6, 2021:

❤️❤️❤️ Thank you so much Michelle for this looovely surprise!!! Wohooo 🙂 ❤️❤️❤️

traceyj on Mar 24, 2021:

Happy Tolkien Reading day!

And thanks for joining my swap :)

hobbit party

weatherwax on Sep 29, 2020:

Congratulations!!!! <3

weatherwax on Sep 20, 2020:

fingerscrossed just stopping by to say hello and to see, if there are already ......news :)

Health and joy to you and all your loved ones !

Cubsfanjennie on Aug 25, 2020:

Thanks so much for joining my Spill it Sister swap! I'm starting to get excited! This is one of my favorite swaps that I have done!!!

Cubsfanjennie on Aug 25, 2020:

So excited to have you in my Sweary Coloring Page Swap!!!! Hope you love it!!!!

chimerix on Aug 25, 2020:

Thank you for granting my Wishlist. I love the brads and trims to use on my ATCs. Aloha

Swan on Aug 24, 2020:

Thank you for the stickers, envies, and postcards for my August Wishlist! They are all very special.

Cubsfanjennie on Aug 23, 2020:

Hey Mamacita! I am hosting a Sweary Coloring pages swap! I think you will like it! Check it out!

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